If you’re missing a finger, or a hand, or an arm, or a leg, there are many people who say you are disabled. They say you won’t be able to do anything for yourself. They also say people who were born with things like Down Syndrome are never going to be much use. I’m gonna share a video with you that proves those people wrong. In this video, you’ll see my friend, Greg. He was born without some of his fingers and one of his legs. And guess what he did. Well, I’ll let him tell you…
After watching that, don’t you feel a lot differently about what it means to be disabled? I know I did when I watched it. When someone says you are disabled, it might mean they just don’t know either. So share this video with them. Share it with everybody you know. It’s an awesome thing to know just how much you can do…when you try. That goes for anybody. And it’s important that we let everybody try to do things for themselves.
Of course, we should help someone anytime they need it. But that doesn’t mean we should do everything for them because we don’t think they can do anything. If a guy who doesn’t have as many fingers as you can learn to type and be a writer…my goodness…don’t you think almost anything is possible?
There’s a place in the Bible where it says to love your neighbor as yourself. That’s a commandment from Jesus. You wouldn’t want somebody telling you that you couldn’t do something if you could. Would you? So, don’t do that to others. If you love your neighbor as yourself, you’ll help them be the best person they can be. Sometimes that means helping them to learn more. Sometimes that means you’ll let them have their own successes and failures. And all the time it means remembering what Jesus said.
If you’re somebody who’s missing an arm or leg or anything else…remember Greg. And remember you are disabled only if you believe you are. You may have to work harder than someone with all their arms and legs, but you can do it with God’s love.